On the latest edition of Talk Is Jericho, Lance Archer discussed how Vince McMahon told him that they are going to break him down to build him back up during his time in WWE.
Here is what he had to say:
“Sometimes they’d bring guys up on the road, throw them out there in some dark matches, maybe put them on a house show loop, to get an idea of what they were doing, and that wasn’t my case. I literally got called and said, ‘Hey, we need you for TV this week,’ didn’t know what was going on, and it wasn’t until the morning of that Joey Styles was there and he was like, ‘Hey man, we’ll get your info for your bio tonight.’ And I went, ‘OK, I guess I’m debuting,’ nobody told me anything. And then like I said, that day, five minutes before doors, take him away, cut his hair, shave his face, basically break you down. Actually when they took me into Vince, they were like, ‘Vince, is this OK?’ And he goes, ‘Oh yeah, we’re going to break you down to build you up, OK?’ I said, ‘OK, you like it?’ And he goes, ‘Yes, now get out!’ ‘Alright, see you later.’”